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Old November 29th, 2018, 13:47
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Ive been studying for my HAM test like crazy. Just going for the basic technician lisc.
How'd your test go??
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Old November 29th, 2018, 13:58
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Hot my call sign the other day, KM6YFP, pretty neat ! test was super easy, I was the first person done in my room, maybe 5-10 minutes total. I studied a good amount though. I really just wanted it so I can use the repeaters on for emergency communications if ever needed .
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Old November 29th, 2018, 21:56
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Awesome Jon!
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Old December 5th, 2018, 07:19
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Congrats!! That's why I did it to - not sure if we can chat from the bay area to the foothills, have you tried to see if you can hit the Mt Diablo repeater? Its 147.060, PL 100.0

I just have a 5 watt handheld Yaesu FT60R and an 18in. magnet mount roof antenna on my daily driver and I've been able to get Mt Diablo coming home from Tahoe on the donner summit but haven't tried it in the foothills. Along highway 80 I can get it all the way until vacaville/dixon area.
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Old December 5th, 2018, 23:07
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I need to still order a good radio but id be down to try to hit that mt diablo repeater when I do!
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Old December 9th, 2018, 20:02
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Sounds good, let me know when you do and I'll get on at the same time!
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Old December 10th, 2018, 17:50
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Yaesu ft7900 is a good simple mobile rig with detachable face. Way easier to find a spot to mount it. 50 watts. So with good antenna you might be able to hit mt diablo repeater. Let's all get on some night and chat. Good job on passing the test. KK6ONF clear..
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Old December 10th, 2018, 17:58
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I just clicked the diablo repeater on from santa clara with my ft7900 in my car. 5w with 18inch center mount antenna.
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Old December 11th, 2018, 07:13
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Hey all!
I still have my xj... (The blue one.) It has had a lot of maintenance done to it lately, but no trails.
I'm mostly rocking my grey wj now, but both are in the garage because I daily drive a crappy little jetta now. ($700 DD)
Teaching autoshop and US History at Eureka High School. Total blast. I look like a kid too, so managing high schoolers is difficult!

I would LOVE to hit the Rubicon again soon.
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Hey Guys, what did you use to study for your ham license. I really want to get one also. I'm hoping there's some online study guide you can direct me to that you felt were a good resource.

It's not a bad idea for everyone that goes into the Backwoods to have a way of communicating in case of an emergency.
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Old December 13th, 2018, 12:26
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I've been meaning to get around to take the tech exam too. I bought a couple UV-5Rs ~ 6 months ago, but just haven't gotten to it yet. There are a couple free android apps with practice Qs and tests...
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Hey Guys, what did you use to study for your ham license. I really want to get one also. I'm hoping there's some online study guide you can direct me to that you felt were a good resource.

It's not a bad idea for everyone that goes into the Backwoods to have a way of communicating in case of an emergency.

Skipper I bought the book the AARL puts out, here is a link to it.


http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Handbook-2019-Softcover/


I read through that and downloaded an app on my phone that had all the test pool questions. Once I felt comfortable with the questions I found test date close to home and went a took the exam. Passed and got my call sign a few weeks later.
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Skipper google practice ham exam and take like 10-20 a day for the technician license until you consistently get 31-35 correct for 10 tests in a row. You only need 28/35 to pass. Ill look up the book I used
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Skipper I bought the book the AARL puts out, here is a link to it.


http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Handbook-2019-Softcover/


I read through that and downloaded an app on my phone that had all the test pool questions. Once I felt comfortable with the questions I found test date close to home and went a took the exam. Passed and got my call sign a few weeks later.
Thanks, Pat. I am on it. I got a Bojang 8w and I want to use it with a rooftop antenna. I'll read through the handbook and do some practice test on the phone so I am ready when I take the test.
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Skipper, I wouldn't spend any money on exam prep materials. Plenty of free material online plus the test is easy...I don't think I ever heard of anyone not passing first try.
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